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Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2016. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2016 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2016 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 street art collé
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


Phillip Adams‘ annual mural for les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, produced by Mu.

The Art Gang‘s Snipes at Plaza Walls.

Another one by Art Gang aka the AG Crew, this one produced before Plaza Walls. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two Crazy Apes.

Huge mural by Algue and Opire at Plaza Walls.

Two sides of a municipal building in the Port of Montreal by Ankh One for Ashop.

Ankh One and Fluke in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’ and ‘Zek’) for more from Fluke.

Ankh One and Shadow‘s contribution to a huge Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production further down this list under ‘Five Eight’ and ‘Fonki’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘Ashop’ and under ‘Shadow’) for more by these two artists.

Apok in Rosemont.

Apok around letters by Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Eskro has made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Astred Collective mural in Pointe St-Charles, featuring Eskro (letters) and Apok (figurative).

Astro in Petite-Patrie. This was on the Plaza Walls programme despite not being in the Plaza St-Hubert immediate neighbourhood.

(Two photos above) Two angles of these Plateau schoolyard sheds done by Astro at the beginning of the summer.

(Three photos above) This long wall on the side of a Hochelaga daycare was made more cheerful by Astro.

The side wall of this Taichi studio in Ahuntsic was embellished with this beautiful piece by Axe and Awe. Another bit by Axe on the right was from earlier than 2016. Monk.e also participated to this mural (he’s on the left), but his entries in this retrospective are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti, Axe under his own name, ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’; Awe under his own name and ‘Lyfer’.

Axe on a tin covered wall at Plaza Walls.

This is Jonathan Bergeron‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Bik Ismo was a last minute addition to the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and produced one of the most loved walls this year.

A small but fascinating piece by Biko in an obscure spot beneath an overpass. Check the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art for more by Biko.

A garage door by Bosny in Plateau End.

This is a collaborative mural between Bosny and Koal for Plaza Walls. If you look closely, you’ll see that the white shapes are very stylized letters making the names of the two artists (Koal, then Bosny). Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two.

Botkin came up with 10 sidewalk pieces for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Three of these have made this retrospective, this one and the two below.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Collaboration between Luc Bouchard (background) and Haks (robots) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for one more mural by Haks. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Haks.

This is another mural by Luc Bouchard near the one above, but he’s solo on this one.

The internationally reknowned Buff Monster was on the programme of the Mural Festival this past year.

(Above two photos) Clandestinos, the duo of Shalak and Bruno Smoky, paid us a quick visit at the end of the summer and left us the two sides of this Rosemont park container.

Cryote had a busy year in 2016. This unofficial creation was found on sliding doors at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

It was the year of the dog in Montreal street art in 2016, in big part because of a controversial by-law banning pitbulls and other related breeds. Cryote is one of many artists who took the paintbrush and spraycan in protest of this cruel decision that will eventually lead to the euthanasia of many harmless dogs.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ for more by these two artists.

Melissa del Pinto was commissioned by Mu for this beautiful piece on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts’ new pavilion.

There were a lot of famous international names from the street art circuit on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, including that of D*Face.

Dodo Osé‘s star took a leap in 2016; this little masterpiece in a Hochelaga alley is just one of many great works the artist produced this past year.

Dodo Osé also came up with this beautiful downtown tribute to his native city of Lyon.

Another Dodo Osé entry in this retrospective, this one was done in St-Henri. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’) for more by this artist.

Off-Mural Festival work by Earth Crusher. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Earth Crusher (under ‘Five Eight’).

Elfu makes this yearly roundup with this funny Oktoberfest piece. Next to it are letters by his POM crewmate EK Sept. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by those two, under ‘POM’.

This past year we were finally treated to a proper mural by Ella & Pitr. The duo had in the past produced a number of great pieces in Montreal, but these were always on roofs and parking spaces, therefore only visible to people flying above and could only be photographed with the help of a drone.

There were a lot of big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, but Montreal is home to a lot of great talent and local artist Five Eight produced one of this year’s most loved murals. Have a look at the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by this artist/writer.

Five Eight and Rouks collaborated on this segment of a huge project put together by Ashop in NDG. More from this Ashop production above under ‘Ankh One’ and below under ‘Fonki’. Scroll down for more great collaborative work by Rouks.

This is Fonki‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

There were a log of dogs in Montreal street art in 2016, partly because of that anti-pitbull by-law, but also because two big murals were commissioned by owners in tribute to their dogs who had passed away. This is the one done by Fonki, scroll down to Kevin Ledo for the other one.

Fonki also collaborated with Ms Teri on a segment of a mega Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production above under ‘Ankh One’ and ‘Five Eight’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Ms Teri.

A street art hotspot in a Mile End alley was completely redone in 2016 following construction on some of its walls. This one by Gawd is one of the new pieces found there.

Gawd (right) and Labrona (left) also make this retrospective with this unofficial combo on the wall of an abandoned building in Mercier. Scroll down for more work by these two, under ‘Labrona’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Germ Dee is a new big addition to the local street art scene. He started being active late spring and within a few months he produced an impressive number of pieces in Plateau/Mile End alleys and beyond. His impact on the local scene is also felt through the numerous collaborations and productions he put together with many fellow artists and crewmates.

Some off-Mural Festival work by Carly and Nick Gregson.

Thanks to the buzz created by the Plaza Walls event this summer, Haks managed to get this commission from a Plaza St-Hubert business, his largest solo work to date. Scroll up for more by Haks under ‘Luc Bouchard’. Haks also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

French artist Hobz paid us a visit during the summer and this Plaza Walls creation is one of the two major pieces he left us before heading back home.

Hobz‘s other production during his stay in Montreal also made this yearly retrospective.

HoarKor aka HRKR were the ones commissioned to redo the terrasse wall of the Foufounes Electriques during this year’s Under Pressure Festival.

Another big project this past year for HRKR was the front wall of this Plateau bar. The duo have also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Hsix hit a double whammy, he was on the programme of both the Mural Festival and Under Pressure this year. This is his contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Besides contributing to this city’s two major international street art and graffiti events this year, Hsix also contributed to Plaza Walls with this much noticed piece.

The front wall of this Plateau bookstore was redone by Hsix this past year.

One of the bigger walls of the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Hsix (character on the left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top letters), all tied together by Monk.e. Scroll down for more by Monk.e and Sermob under ‘Monk.e’, and more Sermob under his own name.

Here is Klone Yourself‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Gawd’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Kevin Ledo was commissioned to produce this beautiful tall mural on Décarie as a tribute to someone’s deceased dog. The small piece at the base is an older one by John Kaye.

This is Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to local comedian/actress Janine Sutto. The mural was commissioned by Mu and is found in Centre-Sud.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls this autumn was to witness the creation of this beautiful mural by El Mac.

Mateo‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

This is Mateo on the side wall of a church in Petite-Patrie. Mateo also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

A brilliant mural piece by MC Baldassari in a Plateau alley.

(Two photos above) MC Baldassari (top photo) and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine (bottom photo) set of garage doors in the Plateau.

Meggs‘ sponsored wall for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Some great work by Monk.e on the tin-covered side of a garage at Plaza Walls. More Monk.e can be found in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti post, under ‘Ashop’.

(Three photos above) Monk.e was commissioned to embellish a number of city park containers this summer. This one stands out of the lot, in huge part because of the striking feline stare on its front (top photo). The two other shots are views of the sides and back.

Monk.e hosted Mexican artist Sermob for a few months during the summer and together they gave this K6A wall in Hochelaga its annual makeover. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Hsix’. Monk.e is also featured in a collaboration with Tibuton further down this list.

This is Mono Sourcil on the side of a Plateau café. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Mono Sourcil in a Plateau End alley which was completely taken over this past summer under the supervision of Germdee. Visible in the background is a piece by Wzrds Gng.

Portrait of Gaston Miron by Omen on a wall of a Montreal Nord school. Bottom part is preemptive damage control by the artist himself.

This striking Julian Palma mural was commissioned by Mu for the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society.

Another one of the big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival was Pantone‘s.

Mural in Petite-Patrie by La Parade (MngeLeKrak / Ludo Mio)

An eerie one from the mind of Alex Produkt.

This is a brilliant collaboration between Rouks (woman) and Lapin (head dress) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae (bottom feather). Also visible in this shot are pieces by Sirvis (above) and Cole (bottom right).

SBU One in Petite-Patrie.

SBU One in the Plateau. He also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls is this huge mural by Sen2 Figueroa which was created in parallel to a show of his work at the Art Gang gallery.

Sermob and Naimo collaboration in the Plateau. More by Sermob above under ‘Hsix’ and ‘Monk.e’. Naimo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Skor proved this year that he is more than just a brilliant writer. His first figurative piece (other than cartoon characters with his graffiti burners) is this impressive portrait of his grandfather on the anniversary of his passing away. Check out the full piece including letters by himself and crewmate Narc. Skor also has four entries in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Stela on a Rosemont wall.

Tava in Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

This tribute to the Goonies movie by Tchekon struck a nostalgic nerve with a lot of people this past summer.

(Two photos above) These two pieces by Tchug are part of a Hochelaga mural with Zek and Stare (check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for the parts of the latter two writers).

Tchug in Rosemont.

Tchug’s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (background) truck side collaboration. Scroll up for more by Monk.e under his name and under ‘Hsix’.

Tiburón‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

(Three photos above) Three entomological pieces by Tone. Click on images to zoom in and appreciate all the intricate details of the wings.

Turf One is one of the artists who took the brush and spraycan this past year in protest against the city’s ban on pitbulls and other related breeds. This huge mural was done for Plaza Walls.

Here’s another protest piece by Turf One, this one commissioned by the SPCA who were also against the city’s cruel pitbull by-law.

Turtle Caps on a Plateau alley garage door.

The production of the year (excluding festival-related ones) is without a doubt the one curated by Waxhead and Cryote on the wall of a Plateau End youth center. This shot shows one of the production’s three walls, it brings together Waxhead (2 cats, foliage), Cryote (pink dog and blue dog head), Peru143 (yellow letters), Meor (beneath pink dog), Gets (green letters), Pound Puppy (dog bottom right) and Mole Patrol (bottom left). Scroll up for more by Waxhead and Cryote under the latter artist’s name. Meor has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Waxhead on a sliding door at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Waxhead on a Plateau door. Waxhead also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

XRAY‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. XRAY also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Zek in Montreal West. Zek has obviously also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted street art and stickers and other media during the same period, as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop. More were added later, see Waxhead spotlight for final version.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

Waxhead at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germ Dee wall in Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germ Dee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right and on doors).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

Lyfer on letters and Cryote on character.

Mole Patrol around the corner.

This wall shows Waxhead top left around letters by Getso, Cryote in pink top right, Meor in the middle beneath Cryote, Peru143 middle right, Mole Patrol bottom left, Cryote bottom middle and Pound Puppy middle right.

New graffiti May-June 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during May and June 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch (I was out of the country for 2 weeks during this period). Some graffiti from May is already featured in the earlier post titled New graffiti May 2016. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours de mai et juin 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier (j’ai été absent deux semaines pendant cette période). Des graffitis faits en mai ont déjà été publiés dans cet article intitulé New graffiti May 2016. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Tchug (see below).

Stare in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Zek and Tchug (see above and below).

Tchug in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Zek (see above).

Pre-Muralfest piece by Zek.

Pre-Muralfest piece by Ether.

Off-Muralfest piece by the AG Crew.

Off-Muralfest piece by Johste (letters) and Bezoman (character).

Off-Muralfest piece by Legal on letters and Jmoe on characters.

Off-Muralfest piece by Killa EF.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sino at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Shok pieces below. Scroll down a bit for one more by Skam.

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Skam above and Shok below.

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Skam pieces above.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Narc doing Shok’s name in Ahuntsic. This was started late last summer but finally completed in June this year.

Tuna‘s companion piece to the Narc/Shok one above.

Skor in Parc-Ex.

Skor at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Skor in Rosemont.

Scaner in the upper Plateau.

Jaber in the upper Plateau.

Dré aka Earth Crusher in the upper Plateau.

Off-muralfest piece by Scribe.

Scribe near the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scribe from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 4 pieces below).

Acek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 3 pieces below and 1 above).

Lyfer from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 2 pieces below and 2 above).

Janek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with piece below and 4 above).

Ekes from his birthday bash (with 4 pieces above).

Awe and Axe graf mural in St-Henri.

Five Eight in St-Henri

Skam in St-Henri. Scroll up for two more by this writer.

Fleo in St-Henri from the same prod as Five Eight above. Skam also contributed a piece but I will include it here later when I manage to catch it without a car parked in front.

This top piece of a St-Henri K6A wall (also featuring the 3 pieces below) was very likely done by Fleo.

Dodo Osé‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Axe‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Fleo‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Osti One from another K6A wall in St-Henri near the one above. The four photos below are part of the same production but murals by Axe and Awe and a few others are not shown here because they were not completed at the time of publishing.

Nerv and Omar from the K6A production mentioned above.

Someone representing RCD (either Beaf, Snok or Yema) from the K6A production mentioned above.

One of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

The other one of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

Borrris (character) and Naimo (letters) in the Plateau.

Naimo representing Underdogs at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Naimo in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Hitem‘s companion piece to the Naimo one above in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Nybar in Hochelaga.

Nybar at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Lyfer in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lyfer on the side wall of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces below).

Gsup (top) and Janek (bottom) on the side of a Plateau car wash (see also piece above and one below).

Ekes on the door of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces above).

Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the 2 below were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the ones below and above were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the 2 above were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.

Pask at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Pask at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Bosny at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Off-muralfest piece by Meor in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Usem in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Jaws in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Narc in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-muralfest piece by Kzam in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Jaws in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Narc in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as his other piece above, but about a week later.

Kzam at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Jaws at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane representing the Crazy Apes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The three pieces below are from the same production.

Egor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the one above and the two below.

Havok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the two above and the one below.

Lith at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen alongside the three above.

Fezat from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring the two pieces below.

Akuma from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring Fezat (see above) and Korb (see below).

Korb from a Crazy Apes production in Rosemont also featuring the two pieces above.

Crane at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Nor and Royal below.

Nor at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Crane above and Royal below.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall alongside Crane and Nor above.

Off-muralfest piece by Beaf in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Yema at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Someone representing RCD (Beaf, Yema or Snok) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Vogue in the Plateau.

Vogue at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Off-muralfest piece by Haks in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

EK Sept at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older piece by his crewmate Aces.

Serum at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yope aka Peyo in Rosemont, alongside the 3 pieces below.

Leaza aka Liza in Rosemont, alongside the piece above and the 2 pieces below.

Gaulois in Rosemont, alongside the 2 pieces above and the one below.

Bopor in Rosemont, alongside the 3 pieces abpve.

Hoarkor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Wuna in Plateau Ghetto.

Bibi Una in Hochelaga.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Temps at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. An older piece by Gaulois is still visible above.

Max (characters) and Ogen (letters) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. An older piece by Gaulois is still visible above.

Off-muralfest piece by Peams in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark, with a bit of contribution from Scribe.

Monk.e added letters at the base of the mural he did for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Arose in Rosemont (sorry for the slight cropping, someone took over the right side).

Peru143 throwie in Plateau End.

Rizek at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Heras in Rosemont.

Shrek in Rosemont.

Lamo in Rosemont.

Loser in Rosemont.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Kurst and Owk in Hochelaga.

Faber at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Koni (character) and Saner (letters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Resok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Resok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Pito at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skope at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Miow at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Elsol25 in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Elsol25 in the same spot as above, one week later.

Elsol25 at the Canada Malting plant.

Elsol25 at the Canada Malting plant.

Ason in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Bask at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Bask in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Maine aka Secret in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark beneath the Bask one seen above.

Secret in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Zeyo(?) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Noka in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Dolar in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Getsa in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Herlen in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Herlen in the same spot in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark as above, but one week later.

Dekor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Ecler at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Miles in Rosemont.

Able at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Ekual in Rosemont

Feez in Rosemont

Blek in Rosemont

War in Rosemont

Bomr and Nasp at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Bomr at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Nasp at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Bomr at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Nasp at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Deep at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Cons at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2015. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2015 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2015 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2015 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2015 street art collé
Rétrospective 2015 graffiti


Family portrait in a Plateau back alley featuring Shalak, Botkin, Kevin Ledo, Chris Dyer, Bruno Smoky, Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Linsey Levendall, Marina Capdevila, Labrona, Waxhead and Dave Todaro. Most of these artists have their own solo pieces in this year end list, scroll down to check them out. Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Labrona and Waxhead have also placed work into the Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art.

Collective work featuring Waxhead (left and bottom right corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall).This can be seen in this alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Waxhead and El Moot Moot have solo painted pieces below in this list. Waxhead, Turtle Caps, Futur Lasor Now and Loks have also made it into the Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art.

2Alas‘ contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

2Alas also gave us this downtown mural whilst in town around Mural Festival.

A new year also brings a new wall by Phillips Adams at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance. This may actually be his best one so far.

By the AG Crew in Petite-Patrie. Check out the Retrospective of 2015 graffiti for a piece by the AG Crew’s Snipes.

Alber left a few masterpieces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen during his stay in Montreal last summer.

Another one by Alber (bottom right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

One of the great new names on the streets this year was Apok from the Astred Collective. This piece, the first I ever encountered by Apok, was found at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Another one by Apok, this one at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. The fascinating thing about this artist, besides being obviously incredibly talented, is that he does figurative work but still operates in the usual graffiti spots. As far as I know most if not all of his street work so far has been done alongside that of graffiti artist Eskro (see Retrospective of 2015 graffiti).

Another masterpiece by Apok, this one in the abandoned Transco.

Apok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Above two walls: Astro‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Plateau park container by Astro.

Above 4 photos: the four sides of another Plateau park container by Astro.

Astro doing it for the kids even where kids don’t hang out, in this case the abandoned Transco. Check out the Retrospective of 2015 graffiti for more by Astro.

Axe on a K6A commissioned wall in Old Montreal. Scroll down to K6A below for more by Axe.

Bicicleta Sem Freio‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Birdo for that ill-fated August edition of the Chromatic block parties. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Birdo.

Besides this painted piece in the abandoned Transco, Borrris has also made it into the Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art with some wheatpastes.